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Asked on Oct 21, 2023

Are confidentiality clauses in a contractor agreement common?

I am a small business owner looking to hire a contractor to help me with a project. I am concerned about protecting my business's confidential information and would like to know if it is common to include a confidentiality clause in a contractor agreement. I understand that it is important to protect proprietary information and would like to ensure that I am taking the necessary steps to do so.

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Answered 238 days ago

David B.

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Yes, confidentiality clauses are typical in contractor agreements. They are used to protect intentional disclosures, as well as incidental disclosures. An incidental disclosure is something learned by chance, such as overhearing a discussion between you and a client or seeing the client's project on your desk.

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